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Oscar 2017: Updates- List of Winners 

In a shocking turn of events, Moonlight won the best picture Oscar after the widely-anticipated winner  La La Land was incorrectly named. The La La Land team were in the process of giving thanks when it was announced that the wrong film had been read and that MOONLIGHT was instead the winner of the Best Picture Award at the 89th Academy Awards in what critics are already describing as the ‘biggest moment in Oscar history’. Shocker!!

La La Land won just six Oscars out of the 14 nominations it got, including Best Actress for Emma Stone and Best director for Damien Chazelle, as youngest recipient ever of the award. It also won Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

Emma Stone, Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis won acting awards. Barry Jenkins won the adapted screenplay award for Tarell Alvin McCraneysMoonlight” and Kenneth Lonergan for his original script, “Manchester by the Sea.”

Here is the list of Oscar winners against my previously posted list of predictions: 

Best Picture



*Hacksaw Ridge

*Hell or High Water

*Hidden Figures

*La La Land- Will win 


*Manchester by the Sea

*Moonlight – Could win

Moonlight [WINNER ]

Best Actress in a leading role 

*Isabelle Huppert (Elle) – Could / Should win

*Ruth Negga (Loving)

*Natalie Portman (Jackie)

*Emma Stone (La La Land)- Will win 

*Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Emma Stone [WINNER]

Best Actor in a leading role 

*Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

*Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)

*Ryan Gosling (La La Land) – Could win 

*Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

*Denzel Washington (Fences) –  Will win

CASEY AFFLECK (Manchester by the Sea) – [WINNER]

Best Supporting Actress

*Viola Davis (Fences) – Will win / Should Win

*Naomie Harris (Moonlight)

*Nicole Kidman (Lion)

*Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)

*Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Viola Davis (Fences)- [WINNER]

Best Supporting Actor

*Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) –  Will Win

*Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)

*Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)

*Dev Patel (Lion)- Could win 

*Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)- [WINNER]

Best Director

*Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

*Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)

*Damien Chazelle (La La Land)- Will win 

*Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

*Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)- Could win 

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)- [WINNER]

Best Adapted Screenplay

*Eric Heisserer (Arrival)- Could win 

*August Wilson (Fences)

*Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi  (Hidden Figures)

*Luke Davies (Lion)

*Barry Jenkins and Alvin McCraney  (Moonlight) – Will win 

Barry Jenkins and Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)- [WINNER]

Best Original Screenplay

*Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)

*Damien Chazelle (La La Land) – Will win 

*Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou (The  Lobster)

*Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)- Could win 

*Mike Mills (20th Century Women)

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)- [WINNER]

Best Animated Feature

*Kubo and the Two Strings


*My Life as a Zucchini

*The Red Turtle

*Zootopia- Will win / Should win

Zootopia- [WINNER]

Best Foreign Language Film

*A Man Called Ove (Sweden)

*Land of Mine (Denmark)

*The Salesman (Iran)- Will win 

*Tanna (Australia)

*Toni Erdmann (Germany)- Could win

The Salesman (Iran)- [WINNER]

Best Documentary Feature

*Fire At Sea

*I Am Not Your Negro- Could win 

*Life, Animated

*OJ: Made in America – Will win 


OJ: Made in America- [WINNER]

Best Original Song

*La La Land – Audition by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

*La La Land – City of Stars by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul – Will win 

*Moana – How Far I’ll Go by Lin-Manuel Miranda

*Trolls – Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster – Could win 

*Jim: The James Foley Story – The Empty Chair by J.Ralph and Sting

La La Land – City of Stars by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul – [WINNER]

Best Original Score

*Jackie by Mica Levi

*La La Land by Justin Hurwitz- Will win 

*Lion by Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka

*Moonlight by Nicholas Britell

*Passengers by Thomas Newton

La La Land by Justin Hurwitz- [WINNER]

Best Cinematography


*La La Land- Will win 

*Lion- Could win 



La La Land- [WINNER]

Best Costume Design


*Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

*Florence Foster Jenkins- Could win 

*Jackie- Will win 

*La La Land

Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them- [WINNER]

Best Make-up and Hairstyling

*A Man Called Ove – Could win 

*Star Trek Beyond- Will win

*Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad- [WINNER]

Best Live Action Short

*Ennemis Interieurs

*La Femme et le TGV

*Silent Nights

*Sing- Will win 


Sing- [WINNER]

Best Sound Editing


*Deepwater Horizon

*Hacksaw Ridge- Will win 

*La La Land- Could win


Arrival- [WINNER]

Best Sound Mixing


*Hacksaw Ridge- Could win 

*La La Land- Will win 

*Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

*13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Hacksaw Ridge- [WINNER]

Best Documentary Short subject 

*4.1 Miles


*Joe’s Violin- Could win 

*Watani: My Homeland

*The White Helmets – Will win 

The White Helmets- [WINNER]

Best Production Design


*Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

*Hail, Caesar!

*La La Land- Will win/ Should win 


La La Land- [WINNER]

Best Visual Effects

*Deepwater Horizon

*Doctor Strange

*The Jungle Book- Will win/ Should win

*Kubo and the Two Strings

*Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Jungle Book- [WINNER]

Best Animated Short

*Blind Vaysha

*Borrowed Time

*Pear Cider and Cigarettes


*Piper- Will win

Piper- [WINNER]

Best Film Editing

*Arrival- Could win 

*Hacksaw Ridge- Might win 

*Hell or High Water

*La La Land – Will win 


Hacksaw Ridge- [WINNER]

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Oscar 2017: The Record Breakers of the Night 

The biggest surprise of the night at the Oscars turned out to be the shocking mix-up that had the wrong movie (La La Land) onstage to accept the award for Best Picture (Moonlight, as it turned out). In fact, though La La Land won several awards, the musical did not come anywhere close to breaking the record for most Oscars, as some thought it might. Although there were more records that weren’t broken Sunday night- Lin-Manuel Miranda didn’t get that elusive EGOT (Emmy, Golden Globes, Oscar and Tony Awards). Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep didn’t break acting records-there were still a handful of awards that did make history.

Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim actor to win an OscarAli broke a barrier with his win for Best Supporting Actor inMoonlight, in which he plays a tender father figure to a lost young man. In his speech, he thanked his teachers, who told him, “It’s not about you… You’re in service to these stories and these characters.”

Viola Davis became the first black person to receive the triple crown of acting. Davis’ win for Best Supporting Actress in Fencesmakes her the first black actor, male or female, to win a competitive Oscar, Emmy and Tony—a feat previously accomplished by only 13 women and 9 men, including Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer.

O.J.: Made in America became the longest film to win an Oscar. Though many debated whether Ezra Edelman’s documentary really qualified as a movie—it initially ran as a docuseries on ESPN, though it had a qualifying theatrical run—it made the cut and, at 467 minutes, beat War and Peace by more than half an hour.

Damien Chazelle became the youngest person to win Best Director. The La La Land director who recently turned 32 in January is the same age as Norman Taurog was when he won Best Director for the 1931 comedy Skippy. But Chazelle is several months younger than Taurog was when he won the award.

Kevin O’Connell finally ended his own record-breaking Oscar losing streak. After 20 nominations and 20 non-wins for sound mixing, O’Connell finally won Sunday night for Hacksaw Ridge. The win ends the longest losing streak in Oscar history.

Moonlight‘s Dede Gardner became the first woman to win twice for producing. When the film won Best Picture, Gardner won a historic second Oscar for producing. Her previous Best Picture win was for Twelve Years a Slave.

– this article originally appeared on TIME

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Oscar 2017 Live: Shocker or not- Moonlight wins Best Picture 

Moonlight wins Best Picture–  but La La Land is announced by mistake. In a jaw-dropping turn of events, the wrong winner for Best Picture was read out…and the error was only realised after Damien Chazelle and the La La Land team had taken to the stage. Warren Beatty explained how the mistake happened: it looks like the actor was given the wrong envelope by mistake. “I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land – that’s why I took such a long look at you and Faye Dunaway”,he told the audience. “I wasn’t trying to be funny”. This turn of events surprised me even with all the love moonlight had received. 

Oscar 2017 Live: Emma Stone wins Oscar for Best Actress 

Emma Stone took home the award for Best Actress at the Academy Awards earning La La Land yet another win from its 14 nominations. 

Oscar 2017 Live: Moonlight by Barry Jenkins wins Best Adapted Screenplay 


Moonlight has secured the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for director Barry Jenkins and writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, a first for both writers. The script, based on McCraney’s unproduced screenplay (Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue) about a young black boy-turned-man’s conflict with sexual identity while he navigates a tough upbringing, beat out scripts from  ArrivalFencesHidden Figures and Lion.

Oscar 2017 Live: Arrival wins Oscar for Best Sound Editing 

Although Underrated over this award season, Arrival wins Oscar for Best Sound Editing.

Justin Hurwitz wins Best Score for La La Land and La La Land’s “City of Stars” wins Oscar for Best Song 

​Justin HurwitzBenj Pasek and Justin Paul denied Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda the first – though undoubtedly not his last – opportunity to sweep the awards quartet known as the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony), by winning the Oscar for best song, “City Of Stars”, from Hurwitz’ already Oscar-winning score for La La Land. Miranda was a nominee for “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s Moana. “City of Stars” also bested Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t stop the feeling”

Oscar 2017 Live: Casey Affleck wins Oscar for Best Actor 

In one of the most heated categories of Oscars- Best Actor in a Leading role, Casey Affleck won for his performance in Manchester by the Sea.

Oscar 2017 Live: Damien Chazelle wins Best Director for La La Land 

“I want to thank Justin Hurwitz who also won an Oscar for Best Original Song La La Land’s “City of Stars” who I have known since I was 17 for riding with me on this,” said Damien Chazelle, who won Best Director for La La Land tonight. Having just celebrated his 32nd birthday last month, Chazelle now ties as the youngest director ever to win for Best Director. The last 32 year old to win was 86 years ago -Norman Taurog for the film Skippy in 1931, although technically, Chazelle was older than Taurog by about a month. 

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